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Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud
I really enjoyed this book. It deals with the topic of how sometimes (or most times) we feel like God isn't near us. We go through tough times and won...more
Jun 2009
Apr 17, 2008
The Catcher in the Rye
What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said? I didn't find it awful, but it wasn't something that changed my life. Although, while re...more
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
Life After Life
I would have given this a five-star rating, but I wasn't too keen on the ending. I guess I just wanted or expected something a little more concrete. H...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
The Life Before Her Eyes
I don't know what to make of this book. The author is a poet and you can definitely tell in the way she uses words and description. Sometimes it's ove...more
May 08, 2008
Mar 28, 2008
Taming the Beast
I'm surprised that none of the characters in this book contracted STDs, but thus is the land of fiction where promiscuous sex can always be handled wi...more
Jan 2007
Sep 21, 2007
The Hiding Place
I am ashamed at how little I knew of this book and Corrie ten Boom before reading. For some reason, I thought Corrie ten Boom was African African and...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jun 18, 2008
Because She Can
I don't know about this book. It was recommended by Vogue, so... The main plot idea is basically stolen from The Devil Wears Prada - super evil boss w...more
Jul 23, 2010
Nov 28, 2009
Daughters of the Revolution
I read this book in one day, partly because it was short (173 pages) and partly because I had nothing else to do while sitting on a bus in two hours o...more
Sep 18, 2012
Jul 29, 2011
My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure
It's an interesting book about a guy who was infected with HIV through a blood transfusion back in the 80s before the government decided to actually c...more
Nov 2007
Oct 31, 2007
The Book Thief
I would have to say that this is a must-read for everyone! It may seem daunting at 550 pages, but it's actually quite a quick read.

The book, narrated...more
May 16, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Everything Nice
Welllll, I started off not liking the book so much but had to finish it as part of my duties of Summer Book Club Reader for Metro New York. The main c...more
Jul 08, 2008
Jul 01, 2008
The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
When I took this book off the shelf in the Sociology section of the New York Public Library, I immediately wondered if this book would read like a col...more
May 2008
Apr 08, 2008
Let the Right One In
I got my book titles confused and picked up this one thinking it was an Oprah book pick. As I started reading the book, I didn't really think it seeme...more
Apr 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Pro Resumes Made Easy: Get More Job Interviews in 30 Days or Less: Written by a Pro Resume Writer of 15 Years
Here is an excerpt from my review: "One of Andrea's tips is to make sure the formatting/alignment of your resume is coherent and that you don't have a...more
Sep 15, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story
I think I didn't like this book as much as I wanted to not because it was poorly written but because Nikki Haley and I have different political leanin...more
Jul 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2012
The Twistrose Key
Here is an excerpt from my review: "I thought this book had a lot of potential, something on par with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. But it too...more
Nov 02, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
The Kindling Muse
Here is an excerpt from my review: "I'm really impressed that Guy, at 18, was able to craft such an interesting story, write it, finish it, and take t...more
May 24, 2013
May 21, 2013
Have No Shame
What can I say about this book? From the moment you start reading it, you already know how it's going to end. Set in the 1960s, it's got a naive littl...more
May 06, 2014
May 06, 2014
Juliet, Naked
I love Nick Hornby. After I read High Fidelity, I wanted to marry him. He's written some great books over the years but I think with Juliet, Naked, he...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
Summer Sisters
Summer Sisters takes readers from 1977 to 1996. That's a whole lot of summers that best friends Victoria and Caitlin spend together at Caitlin's fathe...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Memory Palace
**spoiler alert** The Memory Palace is Mira Bartok's memoir about growing up with a schizophrenic mother. As children, Mira and her sister had to lear...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
This is a must-read for fans of Downton Abbey. It tells the true story of Lady Almina, who married into the family that owned Highclere Castle, which...more
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
The Buddha in the Attic
This was a very quick read and an interesting one. The Buddha in the Attic tells the true story of Japanese women who came to America from Japan to en...more
May 16, 2012
May 14, 2012
The Last Newspaperman
I wanted to like this book more than I did. It takes place in New Jersey, which is where I live. And it's about journalism, which is what I studied in...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough
First off, I am NOT the target audience for this book. I got married at 25 and have been happily married for three years. I NEVER would have broken up...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Here is an excerpt from my review: "Gretchen is a typical 13-year-old. She's just graduated from 8th grade, she's totally into cute Nick Ford, and she...more
Sep 10, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
The Lake Shore Limited
There is a passage toward the end of the book where one of the characters is talking to a college theater student about some critique the professor ha...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
The Postmistress
This was my book club's pick for September, and I can't wait to get together with my book club to discuss this book. I really wanted to like the book...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
This was a really interesting book! I won a copy through a giveaway, and I really didn't know what to expect from it. I knew it was non-fiction, but I...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
Summer House
I got this book for free at a shopping event in New York. I figured I'd give it a shot.

First off, what does an author need to do to get some decent e...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
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